Ed Dickson
Ed Dickson
32-Year-Old Tight EndTE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Questionable
Injury Knee
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ed Dickson in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Seahawks in March of 2020.
To be released by Seattle
TEFree Agent
Knee
March 31, 2020
The Seahawks will release Dickson, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports.
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The team is also reportedly letting safety Tedric Thompson go, with the pair of moves combining to save Seattle $5.3 million in salary cap space. A knee injury derailed Dickson's 2019 season, but if he can prove that he's moved past the issue, the 32-year-old could catch on with another team looking to add tight end depth.
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Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
250 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.59 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
115 in
 
Bench Press
23 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
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After missing the first six games last year with a quad injury, Dickson put up his best numbers of the season in his Seahawks debut, totaling two catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. Over the next nine games, Dickson averaged 38.3 offensive snaps per game, but it was mainly in a blocking role, and he snagged just 10 passes for 89 yards and two scores. The 32-year-old simply can't keep up with young guns Will Dissly and Nick Vannett, so he's best left untouched in the fantasy realm.
Dickson might not sound like much as a Jimmy Graham replacement, though he'll surely outblock his predecessor. Dickson also isn't totally lost in the passing game, as evidenced by his shocking 175-yard performance against the Lions last year. The Seahawks need to replace a chunk of targets (Graham, Paul Richardson), and they didn't throw heavy capital at tight ends in the draft, merely snagging Will Dissly in Round 4. With Dissly and Nick Vannett representing his only competition for snaps, it wouldn't be a shock if the 31-year-old Dickson wound up second or third on the team in receiving touchdowns. He'll first need to get healthy, after opening training camp on the Non-Football Injury list with a groin issue.
Since joining the Panthers in 2014, Dickson has gone on to average about 12 catches and 123 yards per season, while scoring four touchdowns. With Pro Bowler Greg Olsen ahead of him, Dickson's opportunities are understandably few and far between, which has resulted in his fantasy value being severely restricted in recent years.
In two years since joining the Panthers, Dickson has totaled 27 catches for 236 yards and three touchdowns. Not only is Dickson’s production capped by Carolina’s run-first approach, but the presence of Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen understandably restricts his involvement in the passing game. Additionally, with big-bodied receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess around, Dickson’s physical traits don’t particularly stand out the way they might on another team.
Following a four-year stint in Baltimore to begin his career, Dickson joined Carolina last season to help back-up starting tight end Greg Olsen. While the Pro-Bowler (Olsen) led the Panthers in receiving, little playing time was left for Dickson, who finished with a career-worst 10 catches (on 17 targets) for 115 yards and one touchdown all season. As a result of Olsen’s presence and Dickson’s minimal production, the 27-year-old’s fantasy value is severely restricted leading into the upcoming season.
Dickson signed with the Panthers this offseason, providing depth behind starter Greg Olsen. It's possible he carves out a bigger role than expected given the team's unsettled wideout situation, and the Panthers likely will use Dickson and Olsen in two-tight-end sets, with Olsen drawing the defensive attention. Dickson doesn't have good hands, and he didn't do much the last two seasons in Baltimore after posting career highs of 54 receptions and five touchdowns in 2011. His biggest contribution this year might be to depress Olsen's value.
Although his questionable hands and route running skills likely point to limited upside, Dickson's prognosis for 2013 changed drastically when Dennis Pitta went down with a season-ending hip injury during training camp. Of course, Dickson subsequently suffered a hamstring injury that led to the team adding Dallas Clark and Visanthe Shiancoe to the TE mix. Still, when healthy, Dickson is expected to serve at the team's No. 1 TE.
Dickson had a decent season last year, but the post-Todd Heap era didn’t propel him into fantasy relevance. Mainly that was because of Dennis Pitta, who took a healthy 56 targets to Dickson’s 89. Dickson saw a reduced role in the offense during the second half of the season, catching only 14 passes for 172 yards over the final seven games. The strength in his game is his ability to come out of short patterns quickly and turn them into bigger gains. He’s a better athlete than Pitta, but as long as both are used interchangeably, Dickson likely won’t climb the fantasy ladder.
Dickson is the de facto favorite to start at tight end with Todd Heap in Arizona. He'll have to fully separate himself from Dennis Pitta in order to be considered a viable fantasy option, however. Earning exclusive snaps would require a significant improvement in pass blocking. For now, he's probably best left alone on draft day.
Dickson will compete with fellow rookie Dennis Pitta to unseat Todd Heap from the starting spot. Dickson possesses elite athleticism and hands and could be difference maker down the road, but will need time to develop his blocking before he makes any impact.
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Could be cap casualty
TESeattle Seahawks
Knee
February 19, 2020
Dickson (knee) could be cut after the Seahawks signed Greg Olsen on Tuesday, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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Returns to injured reserve
TESeattle Seahawks
Knee
November 22, 2019
The Seahawks placed Dickson (knee) on injured reserve Friday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
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Likely going back to IR
TESeattle Seahawks
Knee
November 21, 2019
The Seahawks are expected to move Dickson (knee) back to injured reserve, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Doesn't practice Thursday
TESeattle Seahawks
Knee
November 21, 2019
Dickson (knee) was held out of practice Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Expected to factor into game plan
TESeattle Seahawks
November 21, 2019
Dickson (knee), who was activated from injured reserve Wednesday, is expected to figure into the Seahawks' game plan this weekend versus the Eagles, Liz Mathews of USA Today reports. "He's going to play a regular load if the week works out fine," Carroll said. "He should be ready to go. Weight's in a good spot. He looks like he's in good shape. He won't play the whole game because we'll be moving guys in and out. We expect him to play a regular role."
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